Bella Font by Rick Banks of Face37
British designer Rick Banks of Face37 has just released his latest typeface, Bella, designed, he tells us, in the classical French Didot style, but based on letterforms by Herb Lubalin, John Pistilli and Jan Tschichold. Featuring extremely thin hairlines, Bella is best suited for use at large display sizes.
"I've always loved the ridiculous thin hairlines that featured a lot in New York in the 60s and 70s," explains Banks of his inspiration for Bella. "Herb Lubalin and Louis Dorfsman were masters at hand drawing thin hairlines," he continues. "There aren't that many digital fonts that deal with these extreme hairlines. Possibly due to the complexity of creating them in Font Lab."
Available from Face37